The open-source movement responsible for software like Linux and Mozilla’s Web browser, Firefox, is proving contagious: A German entrepreneur is applying the same approach to automobile design.
Former BMW employee Markus Merz, who now owns an automobile consulting firm in Dingolfing, Germany, calls his project Oscar, shorthand for Open Source Car.
The idea behind open source development is to allow anyone to copy, modify and redistribute ordinarily secret information about a technology without paying royalties to the original developers.
What a fantastic idea!
Now you can combine your inner geek and inner car girl/guy.
Great things could happen with this, a car could be designed that works for people and the environment.
Worth keeping an eye on.